Journal of Sensors

Recent Advances in Security and Privacy for Wireless Sensor Networks 2016


Lead Editor

1Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia

2Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan

3Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, China

4King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

5Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

6Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Recent Advances in Security and Privacy for Wireless Sensor Networks 2016


Wireless networks have experienced explosive growth during the last few years. Nowadays, there is a large variety of networks spanning from the well-known cellular networks to noninfrastructure wireless networks such as mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks. Communication security is essential to the success of wireless sensor network applications, especially for those mission-critical applications working in unattended and even hostile environments. However, providing satisfactory security protection in wireless sensor networks has ever been a challenging task due to various network and resource constraints and malicious attacks.

In this special issue, we concentrate mainly on security and privacy as well as the emerging applications of wireless sensor network. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from wireless and sensor networking, security, cryptography, and distributed computing communities, with the goal of promoting discussions and collaborations. We are interested in novel research on all aspects of security in wireless sensor networks and tradeoff between security and performance such as QoS, dependability, and scalability. The special issue covers industrial issues/applications and academic research into security and privacy for wireless sensor networks.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Attacks and countermeasures
  • Authentication and access control
  • Computer-aided tool for security
  • Cross-layer design for security
  • Cryptographic protocol
  • Denial of service (DoS)
  • Key management
  • Information hiding
  • Intrusion detection and response
  • Malicious behavior detection and analysis
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Secure localization and synchronization
  • Security and performance tradeoff
  • Security policy and enforcement issues
  • Security protocols analysis, design, and proof
  • Secure routing/MAC
  • Surveillance and monitoring
  • Trust establishment and management


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9297562
  • - Research Article

Study of Wireless Authentication Center with Mixed Encryption in WSN

Yiqin Lu | Jing Zhai | ... | Jiancheng Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5017248
  • - Research Article

Multilevel Modeling of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks

Katarzyna Mazur | Bogdan Ksiezopolski | Radoslaw Nielek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9278701
  • - Research Article

Enhancing Energy Efficiency of Wireless Sensor Network through the Design of Energy Efficient Routing Protocol

Noor Zaman | Low Tang Jung | Muhammad Mehboob Yasin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1230387
  • - Review Article

Information Security of PHY Layer in Wireless Networks

Weidong Fang | Fengrong Li | ... | Meiju Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8246030
  • - Research Article

Prediction Approach of Critical Node Based on Multiple Attribute Decision Making for Opportunistic Sensor Networks

Qifan Chen | Linlan Liu | ... | Kai Guo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6047023
  • - Research Article

Multitask Learning-Based Security Event Forecast Methods for Wireless Sensor Networks

Hui He | Dongyan Zhang | ... | Junxi Guo
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